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Cork City Council advice to public December 17th 2010


Cork City Council advises you continue to follow best practice in the prevailing conditions as earlier advised and ask that you check on elderly or infirm neighbours who may be affected by the conditions.

General Advice:

  • Listen to local radio. Check Weather Forecasts
  • Be careful when walking or driving in cold conditions — it may have turned to ice.
  • Check on vulnerable neighbours.
  • Wear good footwear to avoid slips, trips and falls.

Driving :  

  • Listen to local radio for prevailing road conditions and check and
  • Avoid travelling in hazardous conditions.
  • If you have to make a journey when snow is forecast, try to wait until the roads have been gritted before travelling. Drivers should adjust speed to suit the weather conditions. Black ice poses a particular hazard as it may not be visible to motorists and pedestrians.
  • Allow extra time and drive with caution. Let someone know your route and when you expect to arrive.     

To avoid Frozen Pipes:  

  • Wrap a towel around an outside tap. Leave a light on in the attic.
  • Open Attic trap door to allow heat in. Leave heating on longer than normal.
  • Place a piece of insulation e.g. carpet/matting over your external stopcock.

The Crisis Management Team of Cork City Council continues to monitor conditions  and will meet and take appropriate action as required.

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